Crowds plug in to Regional EV Expo in Westborough


Crowds plug in to Regional EV Expo in Westborough
A variety of electric and hybrid vehicle makes and models was on display Sunday, Oct. 1, in the parking lot of Amazon Robotics on Otis Street as part of the “Get Charged Up” Regional EV Expo. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

WESTBOROUGH – The sun came out just in time for the annual “Get Charged Up” Regional EV Expo on Sunday, Oct. 1, at Amazon Robotics on Otis Street.

More than three dozen electric and hybrid vehicles were on display; their drivers were on hand to field questions about usage, mileage, expenses and more.

Kathy Dunbeck, wife of Peter Dunbeck of Sustainable Westborough, showed off their wheels – a hybrid Chrysler Pacifica and an electric Chevy Bolt.

“I love it. It gets great mileage,” said Kathy of the Pacifica. They recently went on a trip to Maine, and she said the vehicle used “half gas, half electric” there and back.

Of the Bolt, she said, “It’s a great ‘be bopping around’ car.”

Nearby, Andrew Koenigsberg of Westborough showed off his 2021 Toyota RAV-4 plug-in hybrid.

“It goes 1,000 miles on a tank of gas,” he said. “I’ve had no mechanical issues.”

According to Peter Dunbeck, the expo is staged to “encourage people to consider EVs for their next car.”

In addition to the vehicles, there were vendors providing information on the latest makes, models, programs and accessories.

Joey’s Cannolis and Nourse Farm’s Veg Out provided snacks. In Veg Out’s case, Tim Nourse provided free samples of smoothies, energy bites and “goosebumps chili” from the back of the farm’s Rivian electric truck.

The smoothies and chili were made with appliances plugged into the truck’s battery.

“It has great power, good range and it’s a comfortable car,” said Nourse. “It’s a good tool for the farm as well.”

The expo was co-sponsored by Sustainable Westborough, Rotary Club of Westborough, Sustainable Northborough, Hopkinton Sustainable Green Committee, and the towns of Grafton and Upton.

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